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Students reflect on their feelings about winter, including its challenges, and share their coping strategies through a poem, a circle, and exploration of the "wheel of holistic health."
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Students examine the Supreme Court's upcoming decision on whether to keep Donald Trump on the presidential ballot.
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Students explore two recently developed youth-centered environmental programs and teach each other about them by sharing their takeaways and personal connections.
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Self-care isn’t a selfish act – it’s an integral part of building a community.  We can’t be available for others, or begin to address the challenges we face, if we are feeling overwhelmed, str

Our Work

We partner with district leaders and school leaders to…

Build community

Build community in their schools and classrooms

Strengthen students’ social and emotional skills

Strengthen students’ social and emotional skills

Increase equity through restorative practices

Increase equity through courageous conversations on race

Our Approach

Together with educators, we create joyful, productive, and equitable schools by weaving together three approaches:
Students doing a Heart Story activity

Young people and adults learn and practice skills to help them do well in school and in life.

Students doing a Heart Story activity
Students in a Building Belonging circle

Young people stay connected through processes that foster a caring and equitable school community.

Students in a Building Belonging circle
Racial Equality

School staff increase their cultural competency and ensure that school systems and structures elevate every child.

Racial Equality

What does equitable public education look like? 

Watch our brand new video to learn about how we work to center equity, joy and justice every step of the way.

Watch with Spanish subtitles.

I can't thank you enough for all the resources, support, and encouragement! This program is breathing new life and meaning into my teaching. It is bringing new conversations into our teaching lives and friendships. 

Y. Gray, Robert F. Wagner School, Manhattan

The impact of this work is apparent in our data, including our academic performance and surveys of teachers, students, and parents, which show how much trust there is between students and staff.  Suspensions are now a rarity in our school. We don’t need suspensions to sustain student engagement and respect.

Patrick Burns, Principal, MS 217, Queens

The circle helps me connect with the students and the school and the staff. My favorite moment is when everyone comes together, becomes a family…and just shares.

Fredy, 12th grade student, Green School, Brooklyn

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What's New?

Fresh TeachableMoment lessons, readings & announcements
TeachableMoment
Students reflect on their feelings about winter, including its challenges, and share their coping strategies through a poem, a circle, and exploration of the "wheel of holistic health."
TeachableMoment
Students examine the Supreme Court's upcoming decision on whether to keep Donald Trump on the presidential ballot.
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In this small-group activity, middle school students learn more about how we are interconnected and explore ways to practice community care in their school communities and beyond.
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Students explore two  recently developed youth-centered environmental programs and teach each other about them by sharing their takeaways and personal connections.